What is Spirituality? “Spirituality is an awakening—or is it all the loose ends woven together into a mellow fabric? It’s understanding—or is it all the knowledge one need ever know? It’s freedom—if you consider fear slavery. It’s confidence—or is it the belief that a higher power will see you through any storm or gale? It’s …∞
While physical abuse might seem worse, the scars of verbal and emotional abuse are deep.
A great video from Face The Issue about abuse narrated by Halle Berry. The following is an anonymous quote from a victim of abuse. ..when I’m being beat, just hit, or shouted at. Been bullied by mam all my life, which is probably a factor. With a few people I almost wanted them to hurt …∞
Women and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Gendered Narrative This paper examines how women “work” the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) from a gendered perspective. Feminist critics of AA have challenged the language of AA’s Twelve Steps, the spiritual nature of the steps, and the male-dominated culture of the Twelve-Step program. This …∞
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The Higher Power Is Good “Before Alcoholics Anonymous, I could not, or would not, admit I was wrong. My pride would not let me. And yet I was ashamed of me. Caught in this conflict, I banished the Higher Power from my life because I felt He asked me to adhere to a behavior pattern …∞
There is always a lot of talk about personal rights but every ‘right’ has a corresponding ‘responsibility. This list may help educate people in 12 Step fellowships to determine appropriate attitudes to responsibilities. I am responsible for myself. I am responsible for leading or not living my life. I am responsible for tending to my …∞
The Akron AA Archives has been blessed with stewardship of a substantial, rare collection of recorded speaker “leads” dating back to the early days of our fellowship. Currently there are over 400 of these talks representing a treasure of early AA history, many in their original form on cassettes or reel-to-reel tape. These have been …∞
Spirituality means that we know we are more than just the physical self. We have an energy or spirit attached to us. In some religious circles our spirit is referred to as the soul and is immortal and that the spirit was created by some divine maker or creator. On the other hand, spirituality to …∞
The last of human freedoms — to choose one’s own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
This is one of my favourites! An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, worry, …∞
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